The Digital Academy Signmaker’s Workshop

Who's the course for?

Commercial printers new to the Sign & Display market, new employees of existing Sign & Display printers and all colleagues from a non production environment.

Digital Academy Lounge Digital Academy Classroom

Course Syllabus

Using a range of Antalis materials the following techniques will be demonstrated;

Basic Application of Vinyls. Learn the basics of applying vinyl graphics and what vinyls/techniques to use when and where.

Vinyl Application

First Steps in Vinyl Application

  • Vinyl – What, When and How.
  • Weeding & Applying application tapes
  • Preparing surfaces for application of vinyl
  • Use of water/application fluids
  • Applying Basic text

Moving on from the Basics

  • Applying multi layers of vinyl
  • Flood Coating of substrate with vinyl
  • Working on Glass – etched films


Basics of Vehicle Livery

Get back to basics, forget vehicle wrapping this is all about the ever popular basic lettering on commercial vehicles

First Steps in Vehicle Livery 

  • General advice on layout – easy and hard areas to fit graphics to.
  • Cleaning and preparation of the vehicle
  • Basic application of vinyl to vehicle.

  Moving on From the Basics 

  • Applying graphics to the front of vehicle – making it look straight
  • Flood coating recessed panels
  • Applying vinyl over recesses and basic curves.
  • Trimming vinyl on a vehicle – dealing with door/panel seams 

 The Basics of making a signboard

Most Vinyl graphics have to be applied to something, if not a vehicle then it is probably a signboard, find out how and from what to make them.

First Steps in Making Signboards

  • Substrates – what, when and how
  • Cutting and finishing different substrates to include finishing of banners.
  • Fixings for signs – what, when & how.

 Moving on from the basics

  • Step by step guide to making your own sign trays
  • Frames – what, when and how.
  • Making and fitting your own flat cut letters.

Location & Booking

The Digital Academy Coalville, Leicestershire.

6th October 2017 | 10am to 4pm

To book yourself onto the course, fill out the form below.

Tutor Profile

Paul Hughes is a Signmaker with 16 years experience running his own Signmaking business. In addition he is an author on the subject and has been presenting the successful Signmaker’s Workshop at the Sign & Digital UK for the past four years.

£75/per person Includes lunch & all course materials

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